Now That's What I Call Music! (original U.S. album)

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Now That's What I Call Music!
Now 1 US.jpg
Compilation album by
various artists
ReleasedOctober 27, 1998
Series chronology
Now That's What I Call Music!
Now That's What I Call Music! 2
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Now That's What I Call Music! (simply titled NOW) was released on October 27, 1998. Modeled after the highly successful Now That's What I Call Music! series in the United Kingdom, which compiles a number of songs that are popular around the time of its release, this album is the first edition of the Now! series in the United States.

In following the success of its UK predecessors, this first U.S. version of Now! reached platinum status as certified by the RIAA.[2] The compilation includes three songs that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100: "Together Again, "All My Life" and "MMMBop". The album peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200 in January 1999.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Together Again"Janet Jackson5:01
2."As Long as You Love Me"Backstreet Boys3:32
3."The Way"Fastball4:16
4."Flagpole Sitta"Harvey Danger3:35
5."Say You'll Be There"Spice Girls3:56
6."All My Life"K-Ci & JoJo5:31
7."Never Ever" (Single Edit)All Saints4:54
8."If You Could Only See"Tonic4:21
10."Zoot Suit Riot"Cherry Poppin' Daddies3:53
11."Shorty (You Keep Playin' with My Mind)"Imajin4:54
12."Anytime"Brian McKnight4:31
13."Barbie Girl"Aqua3:16
14."Karma Police"Radiohead4:21
15."I Will Buy You a New Life"Everclear3:58
16."Fly Away"Lenny Kravitz3:41
17."Sex & Candy"Marcy Playground2:52

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[3] 10


  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Now That's What I Call Music (1998): Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  2. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for NOW! albums. Accessed February 24, 2009
  3. ^ a b "NOW chart performance – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved November 15, 2017.